The Church, the people who are enduringly connected to God in Christ and eternally separated from the world, must operate in that connectional power if we are to make an impact within the realm which we currently live. Carrying out such an operation means that the church must be moving in the power of fire and the holy Ghost.
People of God must continually be seeking the baptism of that liquid fire of God’s Holy Ghost, being repeatedly filled with that power that equips us for the work and service of God. Contrary to some contemporary opinions, that power was not just for the establishment of the early church. It is available for all will believe, ask, and wait for it’s dynamic anointing that moves us out of the common to achieve the extraordinary.
Jesus, directly preceding his ascension to the Father encouraged his disciples, saying, “But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utmost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). This word of Jesus extends far beyond those early disciples, even to the utmost disciple in all the earth.
That word is still a fresh and vibrant word to the church today, exhorting us to wait for the fire and the Holy Ghost enabling us to move with the power of God in our witness and work. Remaining faithful to this work entails that the church continue moving in the fire and Holy Ghost teaching men, women, boys, and girls to observe all things which Christ has commanded us.
L. Jerome Jones